knocker

noun

knock·​er ˈnä-kər How to pronounce knocker (audio)
1
: one that knocks: such as
a
: a metal ring, bar, or hammer hinged to a door for use in knocking
b
: a persistently pessimistic critic
2
often vulgar : breast
usually used in plural

Examples of knocker in a Sentence

the secretary of defense needs supporters, not knockers, to get through this crisis

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of knocker was in the 14th century

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“Knocker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knocker. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

knocker

noun
knock·​er ˈnäk-ər How to pronounce knocker (audio)
: a device made like a hinge and fastened to a door for use in knocking

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